The Gompers GATOR Bulletin 10/14/19

#thisiswhywedothis..#180daysofwhy..#students

Notes from Dr. Miller

Dear Gompers K8 Parent Community,


What a funnnnnnn night at Gompers 1st Skate Night of the year. It was great seeing our community of GATORS supporting each other on the ice...hand, and hand to go forward and also extending a hand for those who might have fallen. Beautiful night!


Welp, it has been 30 days and the opening of school "nirvana" has faded and now the real work and adhering to the schoolwide expectations will move forward in and out of the classroom setting. Honestly, there have been some struggles in middle school with behavior expectations however we will work through it and this will NOTTTTTT be our continued narrative. Supervision focused support and appropriate administration adherence to each situation is in place. Our GATORS will rise to the EXPECTATIONS and become the Scholars, LEADERS, and CITIZENS for our K8 community.


Additionally, let us be reminded that classroom interruptions are to be kept to a bare minimum/emergencies only. The office will not interrupt for delivery of lunches, water bottles and school supply items to classrooms. Dr. Miller is not trying to be harsh and or ridiculous but one of the biggest concerns from teaching staff from all levels from last year was the "constant disruption" by the office of calls received for lunch delivery, keys needed, water bottles, projects, gym clothes, etc. Thank you for understanding the support to classroom valuable learning minutes.


Lastly, One more thing: OMG.... looking forward to another great PTA event....... GHOULISH GALA!!!!...Ohhhh yeah the most exciting PTA event of the year!!!!!!! Click the linked flier below. It's gonna be #AMAZING in GATORNATION!!!


Respectfully,


Dr. Damita Myers-Miller - dmyersmiller@lbschools.net

#studentsaremywhy #180daysofwhy #thisiswhywedothis

Gompers and LBUSD news

8th Grade - High School Choice process begins: Tuesday October 1

8th-grade families its already that time to begin preparing for high school. An official announcement was sent to all parents/families from the district/central office.


Parents come and learn about LBUSD's High School and School Pathways at the Choice Fairs:

  • High School Fair & Summits

    • Oct. 19, Cabrillo from 9-12

    • Nov. 2, McBride from 9-12

    • **the same information will be disseminated at both**

    • All of the high school counselors will be in attendance to answer questions in order for parents to make an informed decision on high school opportunities.

  • School of Choice Websites - Click to view all the school and program options

All Middle School Parents take the LB College Promise

Click the embedded link and take the survey. Each year every middle school will award an 8th graders a scholarship based on the number of surveys from parents and students submitted.

SSC Meeting - 10/15/2019



The Next SSC Meeting is October 15, 2019, @ 3:30. All are welcome to attend:

Agenda

  • SPSA Goals and Review, Data Analysis and Recommendations

Revise and Edit based on Academic Data Story and School Goals


  • ELAC Advisement Recommendations

  • Purchase of Chrome Book Cart Cases

  • Purchase of supplemental reading via online (RAZ KIDS and or Scholastic News)

  • Intervention w/Incentive Funds: Tutoring/Focused Intervention/Saturday School

  • Purchase of Outside Equipment fro Recess and Lunch

  • Collaboration"release day" opportunities for Grade Level/Departments

  • Superintendent - 1 time funds use request

8th PSAT - October 16, 2019

8th grade students are getting ready for High School and College Readiness. All 8th grade stduents across LBUSD will take the PSAT, a college readiness exam that will give them information on how to get prepared for college and career opportunities.

Parents support your 8th grade stduents success by ensuring:

They are:

* Not absent

* On time @ 8:45

* Eat breakfast

* Be ready to work and persevere to do their PERSONAL BEST

Support our PTA through MEMBERSHIP DRIVE $10

Click the link to do the online process in 1, 2, 3 easy steps

Gompers Gators are UNITED against Bullying...WEAR orange TOP 10/23

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10/23 - Parent Bullying presentation at 3:30 in the LIBRARY.


Come learn about what is Bullying?


Come and learn school protocols/processes associated with bullying.


Schoolwide campaign on "GFS Neighborly" and Mindset Mondays and Tune Up Thursdays...November 2019

Red Ribbon Spirit Week....Spirited to be DRUG FREE!!!

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Dr. Miller reads with GATORS on Thurs, 10/24 @ 2:45 in the library

PTA Event of the Year.....GHOULISH GALA - 10/25

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VIPS are needed...FREE TB Testing to support application process

VIPS:

Free TB testing is available for VIPS at Tucker on Tuesday, October 29 from 9-1 and Wednesday, October 30 from 1-5.

Application Link:

http://www.lbschools.net/Asset/Files/EACCR/VIPS/2019/VIPS-App-Gen-Rev-Aug-2019-EN.pdf

Once application is complete please submit to office.

#PTASTRONG...Join the PTA

Did you know the GOMPERS PTA is one of the strongest in LBUSD and is seen as a model for other schools?


PTA Memberships:

$10 per member.....our goal is 600 memberships this year Membership incentive ends 9/30:

3 memberships = 1 free Tshirt, 5 membership - 2 free T-shirts

https://jointotem.com/ca/lakewood/gompers-k-8-pta/join/register


PTA news can be found on:

1. Gompers PTA website

https://www.gomperspta.org/

2. Gompers Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/GompersPTA

3. Gompers email: gomperspts@lbschools.net


Our school functions GREATER for students when we are all working COLLABORATIVELY for its SUCCESS!!

CROSSWALKS are to be used at all times for pedestrain safety. Use them it is not safe to cross without

Halloween Dress Code and Eating Code - Please read carefully

Safety and Security for Drop Off and PickUp

As we continue to work...please note that the supervision of students does not begin until 8:15 each day. Students who arrive earlier than that are not supervised by the school. Please ensure your child's safety by dropping off at the times specified times for supervision: 8:15. Please use crosswalks for pedestrian safety, it is the law.


Secondly, to support afterschool dismissal and traffic flow, the gates to the front of the school/Briercrest are open at 3:05 and will be closed at 3:30 each day. Please note there is NO Supervision after school in front of the school. All supervision by the Administration and Recreation Teams is in the playground area.


Continue to know that safety and security are key for the students and well-being of the learning environment.


Kindergarten PARENTS-

Please do not double park. Lakewood Sherrif will be issuing tickets. Our neighbors on Briecrest have concerns and are contacting authorities. Please park safely to drop off your Kinder student and pick up your child.


Cross Walks is the law:

Please use the crosswalks to ensure pedestrian safety in crossing the street. Lakewood has a city ordinance on pedestrian safety and use of crosswalk. Please adhere to safety measures for your child.

Eat Lunch with your child on Fridays

Come one and share some smiles with your child over lunch.

1. Sign in at the office

2. Receive a visitors sticker

3. Wait for your child at the benches with the lunch

4. Lunch Times:

1st - 11:25, 2nd & 3rd grade 11:35, 4th grade -11:45 and 5th grade 11:55, MS - 12:46


Please, No drop off of "special" lunches on Fridays, parents with the child for lunch..thanks!